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The Sandman creator Neil Gaiman denies allegations of non-consensual sex

The Sandman creator Neil Gaiman denies allegations of non-consensual sex

Neil Gaiman has denied the allegations (Picture: Nick Cunard/REX/Shutterstock)

Neil Gaiman has been accused of not getting sexual consent from two women – he has denied the allegations.

The alleged victims claim to have had rough and degrading sex with Gaiman, which was not always consensual. The Sandman creator was in otherwise consensual relationships with both women.

The alleged incidents were reported as part of an investigation by Tortoise, which was partly led by Rachel Johnson, the sister of Boris Johnson. They report that Gaiman is the subject of a police complaint in New Zealand.

Gaiman, 63, has claimed that he offered to assist the New Zealand police following a woman’s complaint in 2022, but it was not taken up. He said this reflects its lack of substance.

The publication claimed that the authorities said they made a ‘number of attempts to speak to key people as part of this investigation and those efforts remain ongoing’.

They added there were a ‘number of factors to take into consideration with this case, including location of all parties’.

Gaiman created The Sandman (Picture: Ash Knotek/REX/Shutterstock)

One woman who was 22, while he was 61, claimed she was sexually assaulted within hours of initially meeting Gaiman in 2022, to the publication.

She claimed Gaiman got naked before getting in a bath with her. Gaiman said they cuddled and made out, but he established consent.

She alleges that he engaged in degrading penetrative sexual acts with her.

Gaiman and Palmer split in 2022 (Picture: Anthony Harvey/REX/Shutterstock)

The second woman was 18 when she met Gaiman in 2003.

She claims they began a relationship when she was aged 20, and that they had rough and painful sex that she ‘neither wanted nor enjoyed’. The woman alleges that Gaiman asked him not to penetrate her when she was suffering from a painful injection, and he did so anyway.

Tortoise understands that Gaiman thinks the second woman’s allegations are due to regretting their relationship and the first woman’s claims are due to the woman suffering from false memories because of a medical condition. Her medical records and medical history do not support this claim, reports the newsroom.

The allegations are the subject of a four-part podcast, Master: The Allegations against Neil Gaiman. It is claimed Gaiman asked to be referred to as Master by the women.

Gaiman has created series for Netflix and Amazon (Picture: Nick Cunard/REX/Shutterstock)

The English author also wrote Amazon Prime Video’s Good Omens and American Gods.

Steve Coogan, Douglas Booth, and Indya Moore were just announced as new cast members on Netflix show The Sandman, which is based on Gaiman’s comic book.

Gaiman was married to Amanda Palmer between 2011 and 2022 and the couple share a son. Palmer spoke about their choice to not be monogamous in a 2019 interview.

‘There are lots of varieties of open relationships… we’re not interested in having big, multiple relationships; we’re just slutty, but compassionately so,’ she told The Times.

He also has three children with his former wife Mary McGrath.

Metro.co.uk has contacted Gaiman’s representatives and New Zealand Police for comment.

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